It was here that a Peruvian archaeologist, by the name of Julio Tello, made an amazing discovery back in 1928 – a graveyard containing tombs filled with the remains of individuals with the largest elongated skulls found anywhere in the world.
These have come to be known as the ‘Paracas skulls’.
More than 300 of these elongated skulls were found, which are believed to date back around 3,000 years. A DNA analysis has now been conducted on one of the skulls and preliminary information regarding these enigmatic skulls has just been released. It is well-known that most cases of skull elongation are the result of cranial deformation, head flattening, or head binding, in which the skull is intentionally deformed by applying force over a long period of time. It is usually achieved by binding the head between two pieces of wood, or binding in cloth. However, while cranial deformation changes the shape of the skull, it does not alter its volume, weight, or other features that are characteristic of a regular human skull.
The Paracas skulls, however, are different. The cranial volume is up to 25 percent larger and 60 percent heavier than conventional human skulls, meaning they could not have been intentionally deformed through head binding/flattening. They also contain only one parietal plate, rather than two. The fact that the skulls’ features are not the result of cranial deformation means that the cause of the elongation is a mystery, and has been for decades.
The results of this analysis is only one phase of many. The next tests will involve having the initial test replicated, and conducted on other skulls, so that the results can be compared to see if there are any specific Paracas characteristics.
It will be interesting to see how these future test results turn out as it further deepens the mystery and has researchers asking even more questions than before. Just who were the Paracas Peoples Relatives of Bigfoot perhaps? Decendents or Residents from Atlantis maybe. Perhaps not even of this world, but from somewhere Out There!
Article is by Jason Mansfield: Anomalous Environmental Studies Analyst™ found at www.hauntedarkansas.net, Voice Over Artist, Film Maker/ Prop Designer/ Creative Consultant/ Concept Artist at Binary Entertainment www.binaryentertainment.com, Folklorist, Horror Enthusiast, Writer, Squatchologist™, Legend Hunter & Oddity Tripper™ #BlogOfOdd #WhatTheFringe #OddityTrippers